It has been reported by Las Vegas Review-Journal, that Conor McGregor (21-4) and Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0) have reached a settlement to be voted upon by 5 members of the NAC (Nevada Athletic Commission). Also involved in the ugly scenes that followed Khabib’s fourth-round submission of McGregor back in October 2018. The details of the settlement are not reported and both fighters can still receive suspensions from competing.
It is very possible that the NAC reach a decision of no suspensions or a retroactive suspension, similar to what Jon Jones (23-1) has received by athletic commissions in the past.
Nevada will certainly be keen to get another McGregor fight in Las Vegas as soon as possible considering the amount of money, that the UFC has reported, was generated by UFC 229 for local tourism. The research was conducted by Applied Analysis on the event and the results amounted in a staggering $86.4million.
With potential future bouts including Donald Cerrone (35-11), Max Holloway (20-3) and possibly even a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov, the NAC might want to see the fighters cleared sooner rather than later.
Lately, Jon Jones seems to have received very preferential treatment with the issues over his drugs tests and Conor historically has always received very light punishments for his actions, I would be very surprised to see either fighter put on the shelf for any amount of time.
Would you like to see the fighters take a bigger punishment or be back in the cage sooner? Who should Khabib and Conor fight next? Let us know in the comments.